KSN - Vol 13, No 4 - Recent Science Books for ChildrenVolume 13, Number 4 - April 1967

Recent Science Books For Children

(Fourth in a Series)
by Ina M. Borman and Helen M. Douglass

Published by The Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia

Prepared and Issued by The Department of Biology, with the cooperation of the Division of Education  

Editor: John Breukelman  Department of Biology  

Editorial Committee: Ina M. Borman, Rober t F. Clarke, Gilbert A. Leisman, David F. Parmelee, Carl W. Prophet

Online format by: Terri Weast

The Kansas School Naturalist is sent upon request, free of charge, to Kansas teachers, school board members and administrators, librarians, conservationists, youth leaders, and other adults interested in nature education. Back numbers are sent free as long as the supply lasts, except Vol. 5, No. 3, Poisonous Snakes of Kansas. Copies of this issue may be obtained for 25 cents each postpaid. Send orders to The Kansas School Naturalist, Department of Biology, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas.

The Kansas School Naturalist is published in October, December, February, and April of each year by The Kansas State Teachers College, 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, Kansas. Second-class postage paid at Emporia, Kansas.


THE COVER PICTURE, by courtesy of the college photographic services, shows 4th grade pupils at work in Miss Borman's room in Butcher Children' School.


Helen Douglass

"Miss Helen Marie Douglass, 1720 East Wilman, daughter of Joseph R. and Lillie Douglass, was born near Denison, Kansas, December 3, 1908, and passed away at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, November 18, 1966. She graduated from Wetmore, Kansas, High School in 1927. After teaching rural schools at Lone Star, Carmel, Brightside, Birmingham, and Hoyt, in Jackson County, she continued her edu¬cation at the Colorado State College of Education, graduating in 1948. She completed work for two graduate degrees, the Master of Education from her alma mater in 1948, and the Specialist in Education from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1962. She came to the Kansas State Teachers College in 1948 as a third-grade teacher in Thomas W. Butcher Childrens School. At the time of her death she was an Assistant Professor of Education, specializing in the teaching of reading and supervision of student teachers."

Thus reads the obituary. But the statements in it are only facts. On such an occasion as this, after a long personal and professional friendship, there are so many memories. I remember so vividly a meeting in Room 5 of the old Science Hall, in the summer of 1954, during the Workshop in Conservation. Present, in addition to Helen, were E. L. Palmer, of Cornell University, who was in Emporia as a consultant to the Workshop, Ted Andrews, Head of the Department of Biology, Ina Borman, of the Division of Education, Dixon Smith, instructor of geography in the Division of Social Science, and President John King. We were all busy making plans for the first issue of the newly established quarterly, The Kansas School Naturalist, all caught up in the excitement of creating a new magazine for teachers. Helen made many practical suggestions and contributions, and later selected the two laboratory school children who posed as "cover girls" for that first issue, Vol. 1, No.1, Window Nature Study.

She was co-author of seven issues of the Naturalist, three dealing with science books for children, two with equipment for elementary science, and two with elementary science experiments. She helped with many other numbers, especially those produced by members of the Workshop in Conservation. She was working on the present number when she was stricken with what proved to be her last illness.

She loved nature and nature study. She was deeply interested in science as it applies to everyday life, and inspired many students to a long time interest in science. She loved children and they loved her. Never did she "let down" either a student of a colleague. She was always ready to do more than her share of a cooperative task.

She was much interested in poetry, and especially that of Robert Frost. She was one with him in The Road Not Taken.

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair...

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads di verged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,  
And that has made all the difference."  

Memories of Helen Douglass will long continue to inspire people. Her influence will long continue, in education, in science, and in the hearts and minds of her friends. Those interested in helping to perpetuate her influence may do so by making contributions to the Helen M. Douglass Loan Fund , Emporia Endowment Association, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas, 6680l.

John Breukelman
Editor


Recent Science Books For Children

(Fourth in a Series)
by Ina M. Borman and the late Helen M. Douglass

More than six years have elapsed since the last "childrens' books" issue of The Kansas School Naturalist, Vol. 7, No.2, January, 1961. We now present brief reviews of some of the important new books, most of them published in the past two or three years. The organization of this issue is like that of the three previous ones. Some of the well-known series of books have been included, together with certain magazines and teacher's references. A new feature this time is the inclusion of several records.

The books are grouped into categories which retain the arrangement of the previous issues. Within each group the books are listed alphabetically by authors. To conserve space, the following symbols are used: P-primary grades, I-intermediate grades, U-upper grades. Also, shortened names are used for the publishers, with their full names and addresses appearing on Page 15.

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BRANLEY, FRANKLYN M. Exploring Our Universe, The Earth-Planet Number Three, Crowell, 1966, $4.50.
This book discusses the nature of the earth, its age, and probable end. The mysterious forces of gravity and geomagnetism are considered, as well as the effects of the earth's motions. Interesting illustrations. I, U

ELTING, MARY. Water Come-Water Go, Harvey House, 1964, $2.50
This well-illustrated, easy-to-read book helps to answer boys' and girls' questions about the water system both in the home and in the community by telling where water comes from, how it gets around, and where it goes. P, I

HAWKINSON, JOHN. Our Wonderful Wayside, Whitman, 1966, $2.95
Develops the wayside in spring, summer, and autumn. Animals and plants found during those seasons are discussed and illustrated. P, I

KEENE, MELVIN. The Beginners Story of Minerals and Rocks, Harper and Row, 1966, $3.50.
This introduction to common minerals and rocks tells how to collect specimens, where to find them, how to identify and display them, and what equipment is needed. It shows clearly the difference between minerals, rocks, ores, and alloys. There are charts and line drawings to illustrate the book. I, U

PAGE, LOU WILLIAMS. Rocks and Minerals, Follett, $2.50
This "Beginning Science" book is clear and concise. The colored pictures suggest application of the printed material. There is a section on word s younger children may need help with, as well as things to do in the classroom or at home. P

RHODES, FRANK H., HERBERT S. ZIM, AND PAUL R. SHAFFER. Fossils, Golden Press, 1962, $1.00
This book, with 481 illustrations in color, develops life, past and present, introduction to fossils, fossils for amateurs, life of the past, invertebrate fossils, vertebrate fossils, and plants. It is an excellent book to aid in identification, and also for brief factual information. I, U

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COLLINS, HENRY HILL JR. Familiar Garden Birds of America, Harper and Row, 1965, $7.95
Birds that are common in gardens and feeding stations throughout the United States make up the content of this book. Seventy-five familiar species are identified. The author develops information about distribution, migration, range, and habitat of the birds. Then: are some colored illustrations, I, U

GEORGE, JEAN. Marvels and Mysteries of Our Animal World, The Reader's Digest Association, Pleasantville, New York, 1964, $12.95
Life stories about 315 different animals are presented in an interesting way, with almost all orders represented, There are 155 four-color photographs used. The well-written information appeals to boys and girls. I, U

HANAUER, ETHEL. Biology for Children, Sterling, 1962, $2.95
This introduction to the life sciences tells how you may grow bacteria, build a terrarium and find out the binding force of roots. You can watch a colony of protozoa multiply and discover the secret of the fireflies' light. Many questions that have puzzled boys and girls are answered in this book. The line drawings are black and white. P, I, U

NESPOJOHN, KATHERINE. Animal Eyes, Prentice Hall, 1965, $3.50
How do animals see, if in fact they see at all? Are animals' eyes light sensitive or shadow sensitive? Can they see color? This book explores such questions logically, easily, and reasonably. The reader may collect data and conduct experiments which will aid in proving and explaining the way animals see. There are numerous effective illustrations. I

PUCCINELLI, MARIE. The Time of the Puffins, Bobbs-Merrill, 1965, $2.75
The puffin is one of nature's most mysterious birds. As soon as a young puffin can feed itself, it leaves the island where it was hatched. No one knows where it goes, but in two years it reo turns to the island of its birth. This story is about two of these seabirds and one chick. P, I

REYNOLDS, CHRISTOPHER. Small Creatures in My Garden, Farrar, 1966, $2.95
This book is for a child who wants to take a scientific expedition into the garden to make first-hand observations of the life found there. The illustrations are attractive, I, U

RUSSELL, SOLVEIG PAULSON. Which is Which? Prentice-Hall, 1966, $3.50
There are many "look-alike" animals in the world. This book deals with a few of them, for example, alligator or crocodile, frog or toad, monkey or ape, moth or butterfly. It is written in a most interesting way, with clear illustrations. I

SANDERS, LENORE. Animals That Work for Man, Prentice-Hall, 1963, $2.95
Stories about cats, dogs, horses, elephants, dolphins, geese, cormorants, and other animals which serve man from the Ice Age the Space Age are discussed.

SELSAM, MILLICENT E. Benny's Animals, Harper and Row, 1966, $2.19
This "science I can read" book tells how to classify animals. It deals with two boys who discovered a problem about their animal pictures. After going to a museum they learned just how to classify their animal pictures. P

SELSAM, MILLICENT. How Animals Live Together, Morrow, 1963, $2.75
Explanation of behavior of honey bee and ant colonies, locust swarms, beaver and monkey families. Many illustrations. I, U

SELSAM, MILLICENT. How to be A Nature Detective, Harper and Row, 1966, $2 .92
A young naturalist will soon begin to see clues that lead to fascinating discoveries on walks in the woods, along shores or city parks. Delightful pictures. P, I

SELSAM, MILLICENT. When an Animal Grows, Harper and Row, 1966, $2.50
This "science I can read" book tells the story of animal growth. Some baby animals stay with their mothers for several years, others are helpless for a short time, and still others move and follow their mothers as soon as they are born. The illustrations are attractive. P

SHACKELFORD, NINA, BERTIE ANN STEWART, HERBERT S. ZIM, AND GORDEN E. BURKS. Bird Nest, Turtles and Fish, Golden Press, 1963, $2.50
This book has three sections, bird nests, turtles, and fish. There are many colored pictures in each section, with a minimum amount of extremely easy reading material. P, I

SIMONS, MINA AND HOWARD. Who Knows When Winter Goes, Follett, 1966, $3.95
The authors tell about a deer, a chipmunk, a skunk, a wild duck, and other animals that appear after winter ends, and signs of spring appear to the wild creatures of the forest and woodlands. Beautiful illustrations. P

SLATEN, WILLIAM and NELLIE. Bacteria and Viruses: Friend or Foe? Prentice-Hall, 1965, $3.50
The authors explain what bacteria and viruses are and how they live. In the chapters "Trapping Bacteria" and "Willing Workers," they show how simple it is to build bacterial colonies. They also show how, through experimentation, special types of bacteria have been put to work for man. I, U

STANGER, MARGARET A. That Quail Robert, Lippincott, 1966, $3.95
This is an unusual story of a quail from the egg stage to maturity. The quail egg was found abandoned in a nest. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Kienzle used a boudoir lamp to keep the egg warm. When the egg hatched, the young quail (Robert) was smaller than most quail would be. Robert lived uncaged in the home. Robert resisted mating calls. The pictures are beautifully done. P, I

SULLIVAN, NAVIN. Animal Timekeepers, Prentice-Hall, 1966, $3.50
What makes birds start migrating at a certain time of year, how are they able to navigate? How do bees communicate a source of nectar to other bees? This well-illustrated book describes experiments carried out to find the answers to such questions. I

VALLIN, JEAN. Basic Biology, Volume 1: The Animal Kingdom, Sterling, 1966, $3.00 Basic Biology shows in color how organisms are classified, starting with protozoa, and continuing to the primates. It is a detailed book with some difficult reading. It is challenging material for the more advanced boy or girl. I, U

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ALIKI. A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver, Prentice-Hall, 1965, $4.25
George Washington Carver said a weed was a flower growing out of place. He taught farmers about crop rotation and about better living by growing sweet potatoes and peanuts. He discovered hundreds of different uses for sweet potatoes and peanuts. Very colorful illustrations. I, U

BLOUGH, GLENN O. Christmas Trees and How They Grow, Whittlesey, 1961, $3.50
This book traces growth of the Christmas tree from its very beginning, tells where Christmas trees come from, and what makes the best kind of Christmas tree. It describes forest tree nurseries and Christmas tree plantations, and identifies various kinds of Christmas trees. P, I

HUTCHINS, ROSS E. Life of an Oak Tree, Rand-McNally, 1962, $3.50
Very colorful illustrations and a limited amount of reading material tells the story. P

HUTCHINS, ROSS E. This is a Tree, Dodd, Mead and Co., 1964, $3.95
This book deals with such topics as What is a Tree?, The Life Within, The Leaf and the Needle, Trees and Their Flowers, and From Little Seeds. The photographs were made by the author. I, U

MILNE, LORUS AND MARGERY. Because of a Tree, Atheneum, 1963, $3.95 This descriptive story of some trees, such as redwood, aspen, cypress, palm, and Christmas trees, shows interdependence of life in the forest, orchard, and desert. There are some pictures. I, U

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DOERING, HAROLD and JO MARY McCORMICK. An Ant is Born, Sterling, 1964, $2.95
This book takes up such information as the birth and daily life of all ant, foraging for food, mutual feeding, the great variety of ants, where ants live, and their guests and boarders. This information is well written and illustrated with 85 photographs. Excellent book to have in the classroom. I, U

HUTCHINS, ROSS E. The Travels of Monarch X, Rand McNally, 1966, $3.08
This is a fascinating story of one Monarch butterfly that, in a period of four months, traveled 2,000 miles from Canada to Mexico. "X" was one of thousands of Monarch butterflies tagged by Dr. Fred Urquhart of the University of Toronto in his studies of butterfly migration. I, U

KOHN, BERNICE. Fireflies, Prentice-Hall, 1966, $3.50
On summer nights, gardens sparkle with tiny bursts of light. The fireflies have started their flashing. This continues until the sun can no longer be seen. After heavy darkness the fireflies turn off their lights. Legends and superstitions are told about fireflies. Do you know why they glow and how fireflies produce their light? This book will tell you. Interesting pictures. P, I

MITCHELL, ARTHUR A. First Aid for Insects and Much More, Harvey House, 1964, $2.50 How can I keep an insect alive) What can I feed it? Where does it live? Will it be dangerous for me to keep? There are many more questions about insects that are answered in this book. A chart in the front of the book includes names of insects, habitats, controlled habitats, foods, and causes of failure. It is a colorful, challenging book. P, I

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ADRIAN, MARY, The North American Big Horn Sheep, Hastings, 1966
This book takes up the life cycle and conservation of the big-horn sheep. This book has beautiful drawings, I, U

BURGER, CARL. All About Cats, Random, 1966, $2.37
This is a good book for children who like cats. It includes photographs of all types of cats, domestic and wild, and the cat's family tree. I, U

DUYDALE, VERA. Album of North American Mammals, Rand McNally, 1966, $12,50
This book contains descriptions and portraits of 26 of the magnificent North American Mammals. It is non-technical, but the information of life history, behavior and the geographic distribution past and present of the mammals is interestingly presented. I, U

OSBORNE, WALTER D. and PATRICIA JOHNSON. The Treasury of Horses, Golden Press, 1966, $14.95
The Dawn of the Horse, Horses of Blood, Color, Breeds of the West, The American Quarter Horse, The Classic Arabian, Horses Today and Tomorrow are the titles. Many beautiful photographs are included. This well-developed book appeals to boys and girls who like horses. I, U

VICTOR, JOAN BERG. My Friend the Squirrel, Bobbs-Merrill, 1966, $3 .25 This book deals with a small girl and a chattery squirrel that lived in a park. She helped the squirrel collect acorns in the fall for winter food. It has drawings that have appeal to children. P

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FERAVOLO, ROCCO. Easy Physics Projects: Air, Water, Heat, Prentice-Hall, 1966, $3.50
Young scientists are directed to dis¬cover for themselves many of the physical properties of air, water and heat. The format of the book is as follows: Problem, Materials Needed, Directions, Concept. There are 16 experiments about air, 19 about water, and 13 about heat. There is an excellent glossary. Boys and girls would find this book most interesting and challenging. I, U

GOLDSMITH, ILSE. Anatomy for Children, Sterling, 1964, $3.00
The inquiring child will learn about his body, its structure, and Functions from this book. There are many easy experiments to perform. The drawings re-enforce the written material. I, U

KOHN, BERNICE, Light You Cannot See, Prentice-Hall, 1965, $3.50
Since we know the spectrum of colors, we should know there is a spectrum of invisible light rays. The visible light rays are near the center of the electromagnetic spectrum but the rest is light that cannot be seen. III the invisible light are cosmic rays, ultraviolet rays, infra-red rays, radio and television rays. This book deals with the invisible rays in an interesting and informational manner. There are a few line drawings. I, U

KOHN, BERNICE. The Scientific Method, Prentice-Hall, 1964, $3.25
The progress of science has been greatly speeded by the use of the scientific method. The material in this book is expressed briefly, clearly, and most absorbingly. I

KOHN, EUGENE. Photography, A Manual for Shutterbugs, Prentice-Hall, 1965, $3.50 This exciting manual on photography describes in a clear way the six different kinds of cameras. It tells how a camera works, how to take better pictures, and how to develop the film at home easily and inexpensively. I

NEWBURY, N. Y, and H. A. ARMSTRONG. The Junior Scientist, Sterling, 1962, $2.50
Many experiments are listed and developed in this book with questions and "things to do." This can be most challenging to boys and girls. There are numerous line drawings to illustrate the reading, as well as some photographs. I, U

NEWBURY, N. F., and  H. A. ARMSTRONG. The Young Experimenter, Sterling, 1960, $3.00
As a pupil uses this book, he becomes an experimenter as he scientifically proves various problems. The format is set up in the following manner: 1. Problem , 2. Things to do, 3. Things to remember. I, U

PEARL, RICHARD M. The Wonder World of Metals, Harper and Row, 1966, $3.50
This book describes each of the metallic groups, including the chemical and physical properties of metals. How and where metals were discovered and mined is included. Metals found in meteorites, the precious metals, iron and its alloys and the unusual metals are discussed. Black and white photographs illustrate the book. I, U

SANDER, LENORE. The Curious World of Crystals, Prentice-Hall, 1964, $3.25
In this book crystals become an active growing part of the world. It develops the ideas of crystals, what they are, crystal shapes and patterns, and the growing of crystals. Some line pictures. I, U

STEPP, ANN. Setting Up A Science Project, Prentice-Hall, 1966, $3.50
A science project is a way of learning by showing how experimentation, observation, and scientific thinking are applied. By showing how to apply the methods of science to a research problem, this book will help boys and girls to find a good project, organize it, and present it. There are some drawings that help in explanation of the reading. I, U

STONE, HARRIS A. The Chemistry of a Lemon, Prentice-Hall, 1966, $3.25
Why does tea change color when lemon is added? Why can lemon and baking soda put out a fire? Such questions are not answered, but rather the young chemist is challenged to apply the method of research to find the answers. Interesting pictures. I

VANDERBOOM, MAE M. Miracle Salt, Prentice-Hall, 1965, $3.20
Salt is sometimes referred to as " The Stuff of Life." Without salt our civilization could not exist. The use of salt through the ages is developed in this book. There are some good black and white illustrations. I

VIVIAN, CHARLES. Science Games for Children, Sterling, 1963, $2.50
The 73 experiments or projects listed in this book vary in type. The format involves the problem, things needed, and procedure. There are some photographs and some line illustrations. It is a most interesting book. P, I, U

WEBSTER, DAVID. Brain Boosters, Published for The American Museum of Natural History by The Natural History Press, Garden City, N.Y., 1966, $3.50
The collection of science oriented puzzles, and experiments in this book involve one of the basic sciences of biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics. Each section of the book is well illustrated. P, I, U

WYLER, ROSE, and GERALD AMES. Prove It, Harper and Row, 1963, $2.50
The experiments listed are ones that children can do and will find exciting. The book is well illustrated in two and four colors. The pupils' understanding of the physical world will be broadened after completing the experiments. P

WYLER, ROSE and EVA LEE BAIRD. Science Teasers, Harper and Row, 1966, $3.00
Boys and girls will find exciting and challenging this collection of a hundred teasers, which are problems with a twist. Tire answers are in most cases only a page away. The solution to the twisters are sometimes unexpected. This book is great fun. The illustrations are line drawings. I, U

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CARBETT, SCOTT. What Makes a Car Go? Little-Brown, 1963, $2.50
This book shows in detail just how a car operates. Many illustrations that supplement the reading. Appeals mainly to boys. I

DAVID, EUGENE. Electricity in Your Life, Prentice-Hall, 1963, $2.95
Explains in simple language, and with pictures, information about electricity. Good book for beginners. I

HELLMAN, HAL. Navigation, Prentice-Hall, 1966, $3.50
This interesting book shows how navigation has developed over the years, and the parts wind, water, and stars play in navigation. The modern navigator has the help of radio and radar, gyroscopic instruments, magnetic compasses, sextants, and maps. I, U

KERMAN, STEPHEN D. Color Television and How It Works, Sterling, 1965, $2.50
The material in this book is divided into six sections: How Television Began, The Studio, The Control Room, The Transmitter, The Home Television Receiver, Color Television. The information is interesting and informative. The pictures are drawings, with some colored illustrations. I, U

LOHBERG, ROLF, and THEO LUTZ. Electronic Brains, Sterling, 1965 $3.50
The machines called "electronic brains" are electronic calculating machines. They execute technical precision. This book tells of the capacities and capabilities (and of the over-estimation) of electronic computers. It is a challenging book for the boy or girl interested in mathematics and electronics. I, U

RUCHLIS, HY. The Wonder of Electricity, Harper and Row, 1965, $3.95
This is an advanced book about electricity, one of the most fundamental forces in the world. Such questions as what this force is, how it works, and how we can make use of it to work for us are answered in a clear authoritative style that will appeal to the reader. I, U

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BRANLEY, FRANKLYN. A Book of Astronauts, Crowell, 1963, $2.50
This book has a great deal of accurate information about how an astronaut flies in outer space, what the physical condition of the astronaut must be, and the training he must have. This book appeals to both boys and girls. P, I

RUSH, HANNIFORD. Man to the Moon, Rand McNally, 1962, $3.50
The following points are developed in this book: Why go to the Moon, The Moon Shot, Moon History, Landing on the Moon, The Moon Colonies, Private Life on the Moon, After the Moon What? Some very good pictures and illustrations. I, U

SPARKS, JAMES C. Gyroscopes: What They Are and How They Work, Dutton, 1963, $3.15
This book explains the principles of the gyroscope, which is fascinating to children. Rockets, ships, flying jets, and conventional airplanes use gyroscopes. Good photographs and excellent diagrams explain the way gyroscopes work. I, U


SERIES OF ELEMENTARY SCIENCE BOOKS

BARNARD , J. DARREL, CELIA STENDLER, BENJAMIN SPOCK, M.D., and J. MYRON ATKIN. Macmillan Science-Life Series, Books 1 through 6, 1962

BLOUGH, GLENN O., STANLEY J. MARSHALL, JAMES B. BAILEY, and WILBUR L. BEAUCHAMP. The Basic Science Program, Curriculum Foundation Series, Kindergarten through 8, Scott Foresman, 1965

BRANDWEIN, PAUL, ELIZABETH K. COOPER, PAUL E. BLACKWOOD, and ELIZABETH B. HONE. Concepts in Science, Books 1 to 6, Harcourt, 1966

CRAIG, GERALD, and Teachers of Specific Grades as co-authors. Science For You, Books 1 through 8, Ginn, 1965

FISCHLER, ABRAHAM S., LAWRENCE LOWERY, and SAM S. BLANC. Science, A Modern Approach, Books 1 to 6, Holt, Rindhart and Winston, 1966

MALLINSON, GEORGE, JACQUELINE B. MALLINSON, and DOUGLAS G. BROWN. Science, Books 1 through 6, Silver Burdett, 1965

NAVARRA, JOHN, and JOSEPH ZAFFORON. Today's Basic Science, Kindergarten through tenth grade, Harper and Row, 1967

SCHNEIDER, HERMAN and NINA. D. C. Heath Science Series, Kindergarten through ninth grade, Heath, 1965

THURBER, WALTER A., and MARY C. DURKEE. Exploring Science, Books 1 to 9, Allyn and Bacon, 1966
Question and Answer Adventures, Capitol Publishing Company, Inc. for Golden Press, 1965, $.50 each Birds, Insects, Stars, Weather, Underwater Life, Chemistry, Magnetism, Rocks, Shells, Reptiles, Our Sun, Science

REFERENCE BOOKS FOR THE TEACHER  

BLOUGH, GLENN O., and JULIUS SCHWARTZ. Elementary Science and How to Teach It, Third Edition Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964

CARIN, ARTHUR, and ROBERT B. SUND. Teaching Science Through Discovery, Merrill, 1964

CRAIG, GERALD S., Science for the Elementary School Teacher, Fifth Edition, Blaisdell Publishing Co., a Division of Ginn and Company, 1966

GEGA, PETER C. Science in Elementary Education, Wiley, 1966

HONE, ELIZABETH, ALEXANDER JOSEPH, EDWARD VICTOR, and PAUL BRANDWEIN. A Sourcebook for Elementary Science, Harcourt, 1962

KAMBLY, PAUL E., and JOHN E. SUTTLE. Teaching Elementary School Science, Ronald, 1963

SUND, ROBERT B., and LESLIE W. TROWBRIDGE. Teaching Science by Inquiry in the Secondary School, Merrill, 1967

TANNENBAUM, HAROLD E., NATHAN STILLMAN, and ALBERT PILTZ. Science Education for Elementary School Teachers, Allyn and Bacon, 1965

VICTOR, EDWARD. Science for the Elementary School, Macmillan, 1965

WOODBURN, JOHN H., and ELLSWORTH S. OBOURN. Teaching the Pursuit of Science, Macmillan, 1965

MAGAZINES

Audubon Magazine, National Audubon Society, bimonthly, $7.00 per year

The Golden Magazine for Boys and Girls, Golden Press, monthly, $4.00 per year

National Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation, bimonthly, $5.00 per year

RECORDS

Bird Songs in Your Garden. Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in the U.S. and elsewhere and by the Federation of Ontario Naturalists in Canada, Copyright by Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 33 1/3 rpm. $4.50
This is a guide to the birds and their songs commonly heard in the gardens of the United States.

Songbirds of America. Cornell University Records, 124 Roberts Place, Ithaca, N.Y. 33 1/3 rpm. $6.95
This volume records 24 bird songs in the wild, and has 24 full color photographs of the birds, in addition to information about each such as habitat, size, and habits.

Motivation Records.
This is a series of singing records, unique in science education. Each contains a great amount of scientific information. Four records are reviewed herewith. All are from Ballads for the Age of Science, by Hy Zaret and Lou Singer. They are of interest to children of all ages. All are recorded at 33 1/3 rpm and cost $3.95 each.

1. Space Songs. Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans. No. MR0312

The songs are about the following areas:
Zoom a Little Zoom (Rocket Ship); What is the Milky Way; Constellation Jig; Beep, beep (Here Comes the Satellite); Why Does the Sun Shine; What is a Shooting Star; Longitude and Latitude; It's a Scientific Fact; Ballad of Sir Isaac Newton; Friction; Why are Stars of Different Colors; Why Do Stars Twinkle; What is Gravity; Planet Minuet; Why Go Up There.

2. Experiment Songs. Dorothy Collins. No. MR0316

The songs are about the following areas:
It's a Magnet, Vibration, We Know the Air is There, We're Making Heat, Ice is a Solid, Why Do I Have a Shadow, Rocks and Gems and Minerals, The Earth Goes Around the Sun, Why is it Raining Raindrops, Where Does the Sun Go At Night, What's Inside Our Earth, Where Does the Sun Rise, How Many Colors are in the Rainbow, Who's Afraid of Thunder, It's a Magnet.

3. Nature Songs. Marais and Mirando. No. MR0318

The songs are about the following areas:
Introduction to Nature Study, Why Do the Leaves Change Their Color, What are the Parts of a Tree, What is on Insect, What is a Mammal, How do the Fish Swim, Songs of the Rocks, The Birds Have a Language, How Does a Bird Sing, What Does a Bird Have That I Have Not, How Silk is Made, What's in the Ocean, How Do the Seeds of Plants Travel, The Balance of Nature.

4. Weather Songs. Tom Glazer. No. MR0322

The songs are about the following areas:
What Makes the Weather, What is Atmosphere, Where is the Stratosphere, Why Does the Wind Blow, How are Clouds Formed, Warm Front, Cold Front, What is Humidity, Why is it Hot in the Summer, The Hurricane Song, What Makes the Lightning, Highs and Lows, Stratus and Cumulus, Snowflakes, What Does the Gloss of a Greenhouse Do, What is Cli¬mate, What Makes the Weather.

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